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Hawaii sweeps Ohio State in volleyball

Sedore leads Rainbow Warriors with 11 kills in the season-opener

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:08 p.m. HST, Jan 10, 2014

Junior opposite Brook Sedore put down a match-high 11 kills with three aces, and sophomore hitter Siki Zarkovic added nine kills and two aces as No. 14 Hawaii opened up the 20th Outrigger Hotels Volleyball Invitational with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 sweep of No. 12 Ohio State tonight in 98 minutes at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Warriors (1-0, 1-0 OHVI) will face No. 11 Penn State (0-1, 0-1) in Friday's second match at 7 p.m. The Nittany Lions were outblocked 15.5-4.5 by No. 7 UCLA when falling 25-15, 22-25, 23-25, 25-21 in today's opener in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

The Bruins (1-1, 1-0) take on the Buckeyes (0-1, 0-1) in Friday's 4 p.m. match.

Hawaii's two middles -- senior Nick West and junior Taylor Averill -- combined for 16 kills with just two errors each. The Warriors countered a poor serving night (14errors) with six aces.

Driss Guessous and Andrew Lutz each had eight kills for Ohio State, which outblocked Hawaii 7.5-3. 

The Warriors out-dug the Buckeyes 22-13. 

UCLA 3, Penn State 2: Robart Page put down a match-high 23 kills and Spencer Rowe was in on seven blocks for the Bruins. Gonzalo Quiroga added 11 kills and Mitch Stahl had 11 kills and four aces -- all in Set 1.

For the Nittany Lions, Aaron Russell put down 19 kills, Nick Goodell 13 and Peter Russel 12. 

Set 5 was tied 10 times, the last at 14-14, on UCLA's 21st service errors. The Bruins used two consecutive blocks to close it out. 

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